A 21-year-old member asked:
Can i get a the same bacterial infection more than once?
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Pediatrics 33 years experience
6.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Yes: Unlike some viral infections. You can get repeated infections with the same strain of many bacteria. Even with bacteria which induce the development of protective antibodies like strep. Pneumoniae you can be infected by different strains of the same bacteria.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2015
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